It is a membership organization participated by Civil Society organization engaged in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector response in Bihar. Viswash is expected to strengthen the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector response in Bihar by means of networking of civil society, research and training institution and other stake holders. It emphasizes evidence based policy advocacy and capacity building measures for WASH sector. The network had has been promoted by Water Aid since its inception in year 2006 , but at present global sanitation fund (GSF)support the viswash as a state sanitation network.
VISWASH in its short existence of 10 years has made meaningful contribution in WASH sector by orienting new organisations in WASH domain, policy advocacy, information dissemination, sensitization to Lawmaker and executioners etc. Viswash lobbied and advocated drafting and adoption of WASH policy by state which has already been drafted. Recently it has partnered along with GSF Bihar Project (A UN Fund for promotion of Sanitation and Hygiene) which has recently been launched for strengthening SBM(G)/LSBA implementation in Bihar.Viswash is enogh fortunate which had always been patronized by reputed International Agency: GSF and Water Aid. Viswash is also representing for Fresh Water action network of South Asia i.e. FANSA and work as Bihar state chapter for them. Freshwater Action Network (FAN) is a global network of people/organisation implementing and influencing water and sanitation policy and practice around the world. FAN works to improve water management by strengthening civil society to influence decision-making. It has strong presence in south Asia